Sheridan Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

A firefighter with Sheridan Fire-Rescue has tested positive for COVID-19. According to a media release from City of Sheridan Administrator Stuart McRae, the firefighter was tested at Urgent Care this week after he’d noticed the onset of a throat-clearing cough and a fever of 100 degrees. McRae said that the firefighter attended a wedding Saturday, August 1 in South Dakota, where it was discovered that an individual sitting near him later tested positive for COVID-19. Upon his return to work on Sunday, the Fire Department had him wear a mask as a precaution and the other three members of his crew spent minimal time around him keeping appropriate social distancing whenever possible.

As a precautionary measure, the entire crew have gone into a two week quarantine at their respective homes and the fire station has been thoroughly cleaned.  The remaining two firefighter teams are alternating 24-hour shifts until the quarantine is completed.  The media update states that plans for operations are in development should the affected team require longer time away or if another team is affected by COVID-19.  The name of the firefighter who tested positive is not being released for privacy purposes.

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  1. I am curious if any of the people in Sheridan who currently have Covid have been hospitalized (for Covid). For that matter, has anyone in Sheridan been admitted to the hospital primarily for Covid?

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